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Narrative Medicine Rounds: Will Boast and Leslie Jamison, Authors


Dec 03, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY

Will Boast was born in England and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin. His story collection Power Ballads won the 2011 Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction and essays have appeared in Best New American Voices, Virginia Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, and The New York Times, among other publications. He’s been a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford and a Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia in the UK. His memoir, Epilogue, has been published by W.W. Norton Co/Liveright (September 2014) and is forthcoming from Granta Books (January 2015). He currently divides his time between Chicago and Brooklyn, NY.

Leslie Jamison was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Los Angeles. She wrote a novel, The Gin Closet, and a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams. Her work has appeared or will appear in places like Harper's, Oxford American, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Believer. She is a columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and she is currently finishing a doctoral dissertation at Yale about addiction narratives.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the intersection of narrative and health care. Rounds are held on the first Wednesday of each month (September to May) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Club, followed by a reception. Rounds are free and open to the public; no RSVP is necessary. Students, staff, faculty, patients, friends, and interested others are warmly welcome to attend.


Will Boast, Leslie Jamison